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PianoGuru 12-29-2012 10:50 PM

New Plants
 
Sorry if this seems like a really stupid question, but I'm new to freshwater plants, and I would like to know if when I remove my new plants from their pots (such as an amazon sword), should I keep that insulation material around the roots when I plant it, or remove that. Is that material there just to keep it in the pot, or does it serve another more important purpose. Thanks for your help.

marshallsea 12-29-2012 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by PianoGuru (Post 1368638)
Sorry if this seems like a really stupid question, but I'm new to freshwater plants, and I would like to know if when I remove my new plants from their pots (such as an amazon sword), should I keep that insulation material around the roots when I plant it, or remove that. Is that material there just to keep it in the pot, or does it serve another more important purpose. Thanks for your help.

Remove, rinse.

Byron 12-30-2012 10:47 AM

Agree. Remove as much of the rock wool as you can, being careful not to damage the roots.

Byron.

Fishybusiness 12-30-2012 11:34 AM

It's easier to remove under water btw. Fill a bowl with treated water and remove that way.

Nilet699 12-30-2012 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by PianoGuru (Post 1368638)
Is that material there just to keep it in the pot, or does it serve another more important purpose. Thanks for your help.


It's just there to help ensure proper growth of the roots, and avoid any damage, until it's sold basically

Byron 12-30-2012 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Fishybusiness (Post 1369123)
It's easier to remove under water btw. Fill a bowl with treated water and remove that way.

Yes, very good point. I often do this in the tank at the surface.


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